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The Scandal of Empire

India and the Creation of Imperial Britain

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$30.50 • £24.95 • €27.50

ISBN 9780674027244

Publication Date: 04/30/2008


416 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

9 halftones, 1 map scattered

Belknap Press


  • List of Illustrations*
  • Preface
  • Map of India, 1792
  • Prologue
  • 1. Scandal
  • 2. Corruption
  • 3. Spectacle
  • 4. Economy
  • 5. Sovereignty
  • 6. State
  • 7. History
  • 8. Tradition
  • 9. Empire
  • Notes
  • Illustration Credits
  • Index
  • * Illustrations
    • A 1788 caricature showing Edmund Burke about to hang Warren Hastings
    • Lord Clive, under examination by a committee of the House of Commons
    • Opening day of the impeachment trial of Warren Hastings
    • Warren Hastings, mounted and attired
    • Warren Hastings painted in Mughal style
    • Lord Clive meeting Mir Jafar on the battlefield of Plassey
    • Portrait of the nawab of Arcot, “Muhammad” Ali Khan
    • Portrait of Edmund Burke
    • Portrait of Warren Hastings

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